The busiest passenger air routes on earth have been revealed in a new study published by Routes, organizer of the world’s leading aviation network development conferences and events.
With more than 13.4 million people traveling on the short-haul domestic service, the 450 km journey from Seoul’s Gimpo Airport to the island of Jeju off the coast of the Korean Peninsula has once again claimed the title as the most in-demand air route in the world.
The top 10 busiest scheduled international routes in the world:
1 Hong Kong – Taiwan Taoyuan (HKG-TPE) 6719030
2 Jakarta – Singapore Changi (CGK-SIN) 4810602
3 Hong Kong – Shanghai Pudong (HKG-PVG) 4162347
4 Kuala Lumpur – Singapore Changi (KUL-SIN) 4108824
5 Bangkok Suvarnabhumi – Hong Kong (BKK-HKG) 3438628
6 Dubai – London Heathrow (DXB-LHR) 3210121
7 Hong Kong – Seoul Incheon (HKG-ICN) 3198132
8 Hong Kong – Singapore Changi (HKG-SIN) 3147384
9 New York JFK – London Heathrow (JFK-LHR) 2972817
10 Hong Kong – Beijing Capital (HKG-PEK) 2962707
The route has an average of 180 scheduled flights per day – that’s one every 8 minutes – transporting mainly leisure travelers from South Korea’s dense capital city to the island, famed for its white sandy beach resorts and volcanic landscape.
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